The government watchdog President Obama fired earlier this year for allegedly being "confused" and "disoriented" filed a motion Thursday to get his job back immediately.
Gerald Walpin was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service until President Obama pink-slipped him in June. Walpin filed one lawsuit in July arguing that the dismissal was politically motivated and broke a 2008 law governing how watchdogs can be removed. Thursday's request for an injunction asked for Walpin to be reinstated immediately.
The motion comes on the heels of the federal government seeking an additional five-week delay to file a response to Walpin's complaint.
The motion claims that Obama violated the law which prohibits the removal of an inspector general unless the president first notifies both chambers of Congress with an explanation 30 days in advance.
Walpin argues that violation of this law has a "chilling and adverse impact" on ... (continues here)